Alex Rich

b. 1977, Caerphilly
Lives and works in Penarth

Empty Words (2009)
Empty Words (2009)

Alex Rich is an artist and visual researcher at the edges of contemporary practice and design. Working collaboratively across disciplines, his work often takes the form of interventions into everyday life.

He approaches design from a multi-disciplinary perspective - a deft observer of accidental meaning - an attempt to celebrate how we find ourselves doodling while on the phone, testing pens in stationery shops, our belief in folklore, the need to misuse technology or whose idea it was to fly planes in formation to write messages across our skies. He refers to things old, new and maybe forgotten which together can offer an alternative understanding of our habit to document thoughts and ideas to find meaning, texture and poetry in the most unlikely places.

Alex studied Visual Communication at Goldsmiths College and Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, London. Working collaboratively across disciplines, his work often takes the form of interventions into everyday life. His exhibitions and gallery events include; Gateway to Harringay, Green Lanes, London (2014); Donít Look Back, Ancient & Modern, London (2013); This is Serious, Alte Krone, Biel, Switzerland (2011); A boat can fit on a ship, but a ship can not fit on a boat, Permanent, Brighton (2010); Things to Say, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland (2009); A Recent Historty of Writing and Drawing, ICA, London (2008).

The artist was in the following exhibitions:
Reflections Towards a Well-tempered Environment
Part one:
HIDE

Reflections Towards a Well-tempered Environment
Part two:
Ship's Biscuit

Reflections Towards a Well-tempered Environment
Part three:
A Flare for a Horn


Links :
http://thingstosay.org/
  • Empty Words (2009)